DOWNEY - Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and his wife, Julie Knabe, were honored by the Downey Chamber of Commerce with its inaugural Humanitarians of the Year Award at a dinner June 13 at the Rio Hondo Event Center.According to the chamber, the award "recognized an individual or couple whose humanitarian contributions to our local community exemplify the principles of kindness and charity while displaying a passion for life and a sincere desire to work toward enhancing the lives of others." Friends spoke highly and often humorously about the honorees. Guests then enjoyed a video presentation created by Greg Waskul, executive director of the Rancho Los Amigos Foundation. "Because of the Knabe's dedication and leadership, focus on economic development and the promotion of local businesses and job growth, the city of Downey and our neighboring communities will continue to prosper," said Jan Scott, then-president of the chamber.
********** Published: July 05, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 12